Elvis Costello and The Imposters kicked off their Australian tour in Melbourne last night, spinning the wheel to create the setlist.
The Elvis wheel features songs spanning his entire career and a few wildcards. He doesn’t know what he will be playing next until the wheel decides.
Last night’s show fell heavily around the 1986 album ‘Blood and Chocolate’. Five songs were played from that record.
Here is the setlist for Elvis Costello and the Imposters at the Palais Melbourne January 25, 2013.
Overture with therpischorean styles of Ms. Kelly Kay Kelly I Hope You’re Happy Now (from Blood and Chocolate, 1986) Heart of the City (Nick Lowe cover) Mystery Dance (from My Aim Is True, 1977) Uncomplicated (from Blood and Chocolate, 1986) Radio Radio (single, 1977) Oliver’s Army (from Armed Forces, 1979) My All Time Doll (from Secret, Profane and Sugarcane, 2009) The River In Reverse/I’ll Take Care Of You/This Wheel’s On Fire (from The River In Reverse, 2006, Almost Blue, 1981, Dylan cover) I Want You (from Blood and Chocolate, 1986) Alison (from My Aim Is True, 1977) Shabby Doll (from Imperial Bedroom, 1982) Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? (from Blood and Chocolate, 1986) Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (from Spike, 1989) So Like Candy/Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (from Mighty Like A Rose, 1991/King Of America, 1986) Accidents Will Happen (from Armed Forces, 1979) Green Shirt (from Armed Forces, 1979) Blue Chair (from Blood and Chocolate, 1986) Red Shoes (from My Aim Is True, 1977) Purple Rain (Prince cover)
(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea (from This Year’s Model, 1978) I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (from Get Happy, 1981) High Fidelity (from Get Happy, 1981) Out of Time (Rolling Stones cover) Watching The Detectives (from My Aim Is True, 1977) Pump It Up (from This Year’s Model, 1978)
Elvis Costello will perform for the 300th A Day On The Green at Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley tonight.
Remaining dates on the tour are:
January 26, Yarra Valley, Rochford Winery January 27, McLaren Vale, Leconfield Wines January 30, Sydney, State Theatre February 2, Hunter Valley, Bimbadgen Winery February 3, Mount Cotton, Sirromet Wines February 6, Perth, King Park